How Chasing Metrics Steals Your Joy: Robyn's Story
Setting and achieving goals can be a great way to challenge ourselves and celebrate the strength and power we often didn’t know was inside us. Mastering a new skill or participating in an event can be exciting, empowering and 100% joyful.
But, for some – that feeling of success and accomplishment might be a brand new emotion. If you’ve always believed that your body was weak, incapable or wrong – then it’s only natural that you’d want to hold on to and recreate those positive emotions whenever possible. And that’s where we run the risk of crossing over from joyfully challenging ourselves into chasing bigger and bigger goals and needing to prove ourselves.
Our guest on the show today bravely shares her experience with this. After a serious injury that left her bedridden, the goal of learning to run motivated Robyn to work through her rehab. What started out as a celebration of her body’s strength became a comparison trap fueled with chasing metrics in an effort to “improve” that left her feeling worse physically and mentally.
Tune in to learn how Robyn reframed her mindset about running to reclaim it as joyful movement and how changing her thoughts about running improved other areas of her life as well.
About the Host
Kim Hagle is a certified Personal Trainer, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, mom of four and founder of Radiant Vitality Wellness. Through mindset coaching and intuitive movement and eating, Kim helps women go beyond the desire to lose weight so they can feel confident in their now body.
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